I cannot verify this, but family tradition here in Catawba County, NC, has it that your William Lafon(Lafonn) could be the son of Isaac Lafone (Lafong, Levaun, Lafon) who came here from Germany in the early 1800's. Isaac hada son named William, mother unknown, about 1887. William later moved to Haywood County, NC, then on to Henry County, Tennessee, then to Bosque County Texas. Very little is known here about William. I do have info on Isaac Lafone-1754-1850, m. Mary Rosimond 5 Feb.1789. Children, in addition to William: Daniel, David, Benjamin, Benedict. Little is known of these except for Daniel. He is my wifes gggg-grandfather. Daniel's wife was Rachel Lureann Hefner. I have photos of their grave markers. I am looking for Daniel's Daughter Mahala, who married Daniel Sheppard in 1882 ans disappeared from Catawba County. Mahala had a daughter named Minnie Lafone. Minnie married Franklin Alexander Eckard and died ca. 1900 at the age of 25.Also have more of Daniel's descendants. Swap info?